FARMINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

       

 "TO DEVELOP, PROMOTE, PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE HISTORICAL HERITAGE, CULTURE AND SPIRIT OF OUR COMMUNITY"

 

             

         

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History of Farmington

Footprints Through  Farmington

 

The Farmington Historical Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit local organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Town of Farmington's rich heritage.

Founded in 1997 out of interest from the celebration of our community Sesquicentennial, the Society continues to add to its membership annually.

Farmington Historical Society, Inc. Bookmarks

In 2000, the Farmington Historical Society began a series of historical, town-related bookmarks. The bookmarks were printed for the purpose of promoting and educating the youth and others of Farmington about our heritage. Each bookmark contains at least three examples in photos and text of the theme of that year. They are given to each student and the staff of Farmington Elementary School and are available at Society meetings.

2000 – Great Buildings of Farmington
(the Saxonia House, Turner Hall, the Modern Woodman Hall)

2001 – Rural Schools of Farmington

(Old Swamp School, St, John of God School and Boltonville Graded School)

2002 – Churches of Farmington

(St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the German Methodist Church and St. John’s Church)

2003 – Great Barns in Farmington
(Hosch/Braun family stone barn, former Heisler building, Pree’s small animal building)

2004 – Boltonville Memories, in honor of Boltonville’s Sesquicentennial

(Max Gruhle house, Degner gas station and garage, Tom’s Old County Mill LLC)

2005 – Stores in Farmington -
Bolton, Gruhle, Desta's

2006 - Celebrating Fillmore  - 150th Anniversary

2007 - Cemeteries of Farmington 

Boltonville Union,

St. John of God Catholic Chapel Cemetery

 Orchard Grove Fillmore Union

German Methodist Episcopal Cemetery,

St. Martin Union

St. Peter’s Catholic Chapel Cemetery

Whitfield Family Cemetery, private property

2008 - Women of Farmington   Sophia Kraetsch, Marie Brinker, Ida Birkholz, Liberta Klessig Jaehnig

2009 - Men of Farmington  Harlow and George Bolton, Max and Herman Gruhle

2010 - Celebrating with St. Martin's Church, Fillmore

2010-11 150th Anniversary